Sat sri akal - Hello in Punjabi
Sat sri akal is a common greeting in Punjab. We present to you some interesting information about Punjab.
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The Punjabi language is native to some parts of India and Pakistan. Mainly, the people of Punjab, India speak in the Punjabi language. There are around 113 million (2011-2017) people who speak this language. Did you know that The language is spoken among a significant overseas diaspora, particularly in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom?
Here are some interesting facts about Punjab and its people:
Did you know that the word Punjab is made from two Persian words? ‘Panj’ means five and ‘aab’ means water. Five major rivers flow through the state: Sutlej, Beas, Ravi, Chenab, and Jehlum.
In the Indian and Pakistani Punjab, the Indus Valley Civilization flourished which is considered one of the ancient civilizations. The civilization flourished around the Indus river system.
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In the city of Amritsar, the Golden Temple or Shri Harmandir Sahib is located which is considered as one of the best tourist spots here.
Punjab is very famous for its folk dances such as Bhangra, Gidddha, Jhumar, Mirza, Jugni, Dhamaal, Gatka, etc.
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- Punjabis are known for their hospitality. They serve their guest their original tasty food which is very popular in the world. The popular Punjabi dishes are Chicken Tikka, Paratha with Butter, Tandoori Chicken, Amritsari Kulcha, Makki ki roti (Bread of Maize), and Sarson ka Saag (Vegetable of Mustard greens). In beverages, they include the very famous ‘Lassi.’
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Punjabis celebrate their festival enthusiastically. They have a number of festivals including Vaisakhi (Celebrated after harvesting the wheat crop), Lohdi (Celebrated in January), Holi, Maghi, Teej, etc.
Did you know that Punjab is also called the Granary of India or Bread Basket of India? It produces 17% of India’s total wheat production, and 11% of India’s rice (Data, according to the 2013 report). Agriculture is the largest industry in the state and about 84% of the land is under cultivation.
(Image source: https://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/life-style/baisakhi-2021-date-history-importance-significance-and-celebrations-7267639/)
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